Essayist Kim Adrian to Read on Campus

April 05, 2022
Submitted By: Benjamin Grossberg

On Monday, April 11, essayist Kim Adrian will be on campus to read from her work

This in-person reading will take place in The Greenberg Center in Harry Jack Gray at 1 p.m.

Kim Adrian’s latest book is Dear Knausgaard, an epistolary critique of the work of Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.  She is also the author of The 27th Letter of the Alphabet (a memoir) and the editor of The Shell Game (an anthology of hybrid essays), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Her book Sock is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Agni, the Gettysburg Review, Brevity, the Seneca Review, and elsewhere.

Regarding that title, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: Kim Adrian explains that the ampersand is a “graphic contraction of the letters e and t or et: Latin for 'and,'” which was considered the 27th letter until the middle of the 19 century.

Attached you will find an essay from *The 27 Letter.*  For more information, check out her website.

This reading will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Please come out for this event.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Ben Grossberg at